Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 63 87
Rank change year-on-year -8 +24 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 52 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 3.69% 2.74% 1.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.10% 35.82% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 35 18 19
Dorset median annual salary £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £27,700 £30,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £53,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 133 67 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 9.44% 7.66% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 81 50 56
Dorset median annual salary £35,000 £39,375 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £29,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,125 £56,875
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Dorset

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Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Dorset.

Salary trend for QA in Dorset

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Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Dorset over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Dorset

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Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +10 33 £42,500 +17.24% 2
Poole -24 11 £32,500 -16.13% 3
Wimborne +4 5 - -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for QA.

1 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 18 (34.62%) Test Automation
4 17 (32.69%) Finance
5 15 (28.85%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
6 10 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (19.23%) Python
7 9 (17.31%) Linux
7 9 (17.31%) Process Management
7 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
8 8 (15.38%) SDLC
8 8 (15.38%) C++
8 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 7 (13.46%) BDD
9 7 (13.46%) TDD
9 7 (13.46%) Change Control
10 6 (11.54%) Fault Analysis
10 6 (11.54%) Strategic Thinking
10 6 (11.54%) Degree
10 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
10 6 (11.54%) Manual Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Windows
10 6 (11.54%) Validation
10 6 (11.54%) Scrum
10 6 (11.54%) Perl
10 6 (11.54%) C
10 6 (11.54%) OO
11 5 (9.62%) ISO 9001
11 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 2 (3.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Firewall
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (1.92%) NFC
2 1 (1.92%) RS-232
2 1 (1.92%) RS-485
2 1 (1.92%) VoIP
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Selenium
2 2 (3.85%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Business Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Finance Business Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Financial Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Financial Business Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Pensions Business Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Service Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Quality Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Software Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Software QA Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Software Quality Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Graduate
8 4 (7.69%) QA Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.92%) HTML5
3 1 (1.92%) Sass
3 1 (1.92%) Spring
3 1 (1.92%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.85%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 18 (34.62%) Test Automation
4 15 (28.85%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 10 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (17.31%) Process Management
6 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
7 8 (15.38%) SDLC
8 7 (13.46%) BDD
8 7 (13.46%) Change Control
8 7 (13.46%) TDD
9 6 (11.54%) Fault Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) Manual Testing
9 6 (11.54%) OO
9 6 (11.54%) Scrum
9 6 (11.54%) Strategic Thinking
9 6 (11.54%) Validation
10 5 (9.62%) QMS
10 5 (9.62%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) Python
2 8 (15.38%) C++
2 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.54%) C
3 6 (11.54%) Perl
4 4 (7.69%) C#
5 3 (5.77%) SQL
6 2 (3.85%) Java
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.85%) CISA
3 2 (3.85%) CISM
3 2 (3.85%) CISSP
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) DO-178B
1 5 (9.62%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Cognizant
1 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.92%) Citrix
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
2 1 (1.92%) VMware